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"I am extremely new
to all of this. I have an idea which I believe can
be created/manufactured fairly easily. I wonder
what to do now."
Andrew Abrams wrote: Re.
advice to new inventor, Donna Sonnet:
"DO NOT start reading books and websites about
inventions and patents ...or biographies of famous
Wow! I seldom bristle when I read Abrams advice
here. (Nor do I enter
the dialogs re. his business methods.) But the
advice above is just
A new inventor needs help from many areas. Reading
is one of the most
important, if not THE most important. How can any
of us get knowledge -
- especially knowledge that we can review at will - -
The written word is most often the calm, well-considered
voice of reason
and experience. Errors of expression and omission
have been corrected,
and emotional content is mainly absent, unlike much of
the discussion on
InventNet of late.
Ok on the biographies comment. Most biographies are
idealized or at
least slanted toward the writer's mindset.
Biographies of inventors are
nearly always of famous people like Edison. I agree
that these are of
little value to the beginner except perhaps for the
persistence is an essential quality of all inventors.
> DO show the concept to a patent attorney (or more
than one) ...most will give you a free review about
Nothing wrong with this except the emphasis. The
first visit to a
patent attorney or patent agent (let's not forget the
ONLY concern patentablity, and this doesn't mean an
by the agent/atty. It means ordering a search and
($500 to $1000 in most cases).
A search without an opinion is not worth much to the
beginner. And an
opinion that is positive doesn't mean that the next step
should be to
file a patent, although this could be implicit if the new
not have a broad understanding of the options.
Read, Donna, read. Don't let anyone talk you out of
business from several angles, including faithfully
reading the advice on
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